Islamic Cairo – Episode II: The Inside of Mohamed Ali Mosque
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Islamic Cairo – Episode II: The Inside of Mohamed Ali Mosque

The inside of Mohamed Ali Mosque - Copyrights © Ahmad Ghonaim

Built between 1830 and 1848, the Ottoman-style Mohamed ‘Ali Mosque or Alabaster Mosque is the most noticeable in all of Cairo. for more than 150 years it has dominated the skyline with its animated silhouette and twin minarets, making it one of the most visible mosques in Cairo.

The 19th century islamic monument holds an impressive interior because of its enormity, and showing off wonderful arrangement of mass and space that is a characteristic of Istanbul mosques. The main, high dome of the mosque soars 52 meters high, with a diameter of 21 meters.

The grandeur of this single, large chamber is enhanced by a circle of small lamps hung in the middle of the praying area, and just above the main dome of the mosque. Other smaller lamps, are spread elsewhere in the mosque, creating a spectacle of light that is grand in its own right.

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